Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of the filesystem.

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Can I revert changes from the TAKEOWN and ICACLS commands?

From the question linked below, Moab posted a response on how to copy/edit files under Program Files if access is being denied. How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to ...
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Prevent file locking on Windows

I'm searching for a way to prevent locking a certain file. Background: Microsoft DNS writes logs to a certain file and until a certain file size which can be set. When the file size is reached, ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Change group or permissions when a file is moved to a shared directory on Linux

I've set up a Linux server accessible with ssh and Samba share. Every user has his own folder USER/ and a public folder USER_public/. Permissions on the USER_public/ are set up using setfacl in such ...
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C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
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Windows 8 Security shows all “permissions incorrectly ordered”

I have a strange Folder/File security problem with a new Windows 8 Pro machine and I spent 3+ hours on the phone with Microsoft today and they don't have a 'fix' but have heard of it a "couple of ...
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Create read-only files on SMB share

I have a home server set up with SMB shares. Those shares are actually external HDD's with NTFS connected to the server. My question is, how do i make it so that users can create or delete files on ...
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Mysterious Permission Problems Windows 7 - Access denied no luck with takeown

I have no idea how this has happened. I am running a VM on a drive and out of nowhere all permissions on that drive seem to have somehow become corrupt. I cannot open directories on the drive. ...
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Unable to move Desktop Files on Windows 7

Has anyone come across an issue while running on Windows 7 Professional on a domain, where all the sudden they can no longer move around any files on the desktop? What's even more weird is when I try ...
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File permissions issue with an NFSv4 share, uploaded from a Mac Lion

I have an NFSv4 share that was working fine, with Macs using Snow Leopard, to share files across the network. The NFS share has one cloned user/group that all clients autoconnect as. All files ...
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Samba create mask not working correctly

I have a samba share on a linux server (RHEL 6) that I am accessing via Windows 7. I set the samba share with a create mask of 0664, but when I create files via samba from my Windows 7 machine, it ...
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can't add my present account to folder > Get Info > Sharing & Permissions on Macbook Pro

I want to access MacBook Pro OS 10.11.15 files from a Windows 7. Can read files ok but writing causes permission problem. At MacBook, I cannot enable Read & Write for my MacBook account. I ...
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Win 8.1: Defrag Optimize Issue: Do you want to restore default optimization settings?

Optimize Drives Do you want to restore default optimization settings? Storage optimization is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the ...
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Can some Windows folders be configured so that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt?

Can some Windows folders be configured such that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt? It is not a matter of the program requiring elevated permissions, but Windows ...
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How to prevent a Firefox parental add-on from being bypassed by editing files in the profile directory or creating a new profile?

FoxFilter is an add-on for Firefox that is supposed to provide parental control. However, I found the add-on to be easily bypassable in at least three ways: By running the Firefox profile manager ...
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How to customize directory permission for users from FTP

I have a directory like this home +-- dirA +-- dirB | +-- fileA | +-- fileB and multiple users and groups. groupA has user1, user2, groupB has user3 I have set up permissions like these: ...
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OS X Gatekeeper bypassed when application is owned by root

I understood that the purpose of OS X Gatekeeper was to block software without proper code signing. However, changing applications to be owned by root overrides this behavior. Enable Gatekeeper and ...
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NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
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How to set default file permissions based on file type?

I'm aware that you can set the umask to change the default permissions for any new file created. But i want more granular control than that. What is the least hack-y way to set the default permissions ...
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How to close/suspend all open filehandles in a sub-directory tree?

Goal: make file-based operations (rsync) on a directory, without it being changed during that by active processes (httpd) A chmod on the parent dir or any file does not affect already open ...
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another User Profile Service failed to load case

I'll try to describe in quick short sentences what happened. PC (Windows 7 64bit home premium) forces a shut down after starting up from sleep mode (due to the nature of how it went I assume it was ...
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Permissions on /opt

I have a SSD and a HDD in my laptop. I have configured my Debian so that / is on my SSD and /home is on my HDD. To make sure my own downloaded programs (eclipse and such) use the speed of my SSD I ...
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Automatically chmod a+r on files copied into my (OSX FUSE / sshfs mounted) VFS

I have a virtual Linux machine running LAMP. On my MacBook I've mapped ~/remoteFS to this machine's ~/ using OSX FUSE & sshfs. i.e. First I install OSX FUSE. then I do: sshfs pi@46.108.38.186:...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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Root access permission in normal user directories?

Short story; I run a setup as root to install a program, which will create some files and directories in home folder of a normal user. The error is I don't have write permission to it. So I go to the ...
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Some applications suddenly cannot write to disk in Windows 7

Suddenly, some of the applications on my computer have lost ability to write to disk: MS Paint cannot save file in PNG or JPG format, but can save BMP MS Word cannot save a file MS Word cannot open ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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why my file permission being changed after pull from git repository

I have been came across this problem over and over again. I have a git repository set up on my remote server and all the files are set to 644 and folders are set to 755. However, every time after i ...
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How to perform this Windows 7 permissions change on many files via GUI or command line

After using my external hard drive on another Windows 7 computer to tweak photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery then upload them to Facebook I found the modified images were now not visible on the ...
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AppleScript shows “Document could not be opened. You don’t have permission.” but file can be opened?

I am getting a "The document [filename] could not be opened. You don't have permission" when attempting to access several files in an AppleScript. However, I can open these files manually without ...
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What is the right strategy for permissions for /var/www directory?

It looks very tricky as I need to access this directory to create and edit files (not as root of course), besides PHP scripts will probably also need to modify the directory: create new subfolders, ...
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Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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Remove old user permissions from all folders

I have a lot of folders on several drives that are kept across Windows installations. For some reason they have always asked for permission to view some of these folders, so after several installs ...
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How i can restore permissions to system disk?

I unchecked "Read and execute" for administrators group of system hard drive. And now can't undo that. Is there a way to fix it?
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Changed access permission & ownership but still cant access files & folders

HDD from an old Win XP laptop is usb-connected to a Win7 laptop. I have changed the permission as well as the ownership of the drive and its sub folders, YET I can't access the content of the files ...
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share home folder between two windows instances on same computer

I've recently installed Windows 8 on my system and configured it to dual boot with Windows 7 I already had. Now I'm wondering there is a way to tell windows I want both my user accounts in each of ...
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chroot SFTP user can't modify any files in mounted drive

Well, here are the steps I’ve done; the problem is listed at the bottom. sudo mkdir /home/test sudo useradd test sudo chown root:test /home/test sudo chmod 755 /home/test sudo groupadd testgroup sudo ...
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Permissions issue migrating data across domains

I have 2 domains, lets call them "OLDDomain" and "NEWDomain". The previous admin "migrated" the users from OLDDomain to NEWDomain by painstakingly going through active directory user by user. Then ...
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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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Internet Explorer - Open file dialog with IP address & hostname

I am having a static php page with a simple input type file, for file upload. If I open http://127.0.0.1/mypage.php in internet explorer, if I click on it, it opens "open file dialog", but it doesn't ...
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Windows will erase permissions on files

I have been seeing issues where Windows seems to "reset" permissions on files after I had set them. I have seen this in various versions of Windows. I'm sorry I don't have much more information. The ...
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Retaining usable permissions and ownership copying unix files to NTFS

I have an old solaris system with terabytes of data on it. Recently we got a new server and I went along with the recommendation of a windows server "because it was easy to manage". Someone copied ...
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How can I unlock a non system Mac OS X 10.5.8 drive

I have just had to reinstall OS 10.5.8 on my G4 tower (I'm using it as a file server/auxiliary machine) I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it but, I have another internal drive in the ...
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Office Compatibility Pack and File Permissions

MS isn't my thing, so I hope somebody can give me a pointer. We have a Windows domain, with a Server-2003-SP1-Enterprise file server. One of the specific files is a MS Excel 2007 (XLSX) file created ...
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Problems in Linux Mint 13 MATE with NTFS partitions

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (32 bit). With Caja file manager (based on Nautilus 2.x) I can create, modify and remove folders and files on NTFS partitions whitout problems. But, for example, when I ...
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Windows 7 and ExpanDrive permissions

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and using ExpanDrive, which creates what appears to be a removable storage device in my computer with data from a remote server. For example, I can add an S3 server as ...
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groups permissions not working

I'm confused why is this not working? Admin group is having access on the /opt directory and I'm the member of that group and still I can not make a new directory there. vita@eldamar:/opt$ ll / total ...
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OS X - read permission on NTFS drive

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and I try to copy a folder from an NTFS formatted usb drive, which I stored there from a Windows 7 computer. The NTFS drive is mounted as read only in Mountain Lion, which ...
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Cannot read /proc/<pid>/smaps, despite having mode 444 permissions

I'm trying to write a script that examines memory usage for running processes. To do this, it needs to read /proc/*/smaps files. Processes owned by root have the permission set to '-r--r--r--', which ...